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Bye bye Turkey

Bye bye Turkey

By | October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm | No comments

Turkey is a country, where daily life of people who have a minimum level of literacy is perplexed by political agenda. Every single day wakes upon an outstanding number of news of sorts. There is no continuity in any sphere of public life; the state shuffles, the legal base is...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion, Turkey

An essay on popular perception shift of 2013 in Turkey

An essay on popular perception shift of 2013 in Turkey

By | January 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm | No comments

For Başak Güçyeter Life is a learning process. It’s the art of giving meaning to the chaos around us. The knowledge we gather during this process is not necessarily cumulative. It’s one enlightenment here, one disappointment there that make the big picture which we call...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

The people who bring light to everywhere they go and the rest who only live by the darkness inside

By | January 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments

2013 was the year of extremes. 2013 was the culmination of all social effects influencing the way we move since the turn of the millennium. In many corners of the world the end of the times as we know them began. This is a small account of events as they occurred in the...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

The Bench

The Bench

By | December 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Two old people sitting on a bench at the park. Fall foliage surrounding them. Like a womb. Hands resting on each other. Not a word spoken, only the chit chat of autumn birds and the hush of an occasional wind. A lot of dark reds, shiny browns, contrasting their grey flannels and...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

Tiptoeing the extremes: How private we are really

Tiptoeing the extremes: How private we are really

By | November 8, 2013 at 11:06 am | No comments

Discussions in the public opinion in Turkey are heated up again after remarks of Prime Minister Erdogan on students living in coed housing. He claimed that 'his government's conservative democrat views cannot tolerate coed housing of students and actions will be taken to prevent...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

Izmir, Pagos unedited

Izmir, Pagos unedited

By | October 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm | No comments

Memories from a promenade around Pagos (Kadifekale), Izmir. The hill located within the urban zone of İzmir,Turkey and the castle  named Pagos (Greek: Πάγος, Pagus under the Roman Empire) in pre-Turkishtimes and by the local Greeks in modern times. [gallery...

Posted in: Extra Luggage, Featured

Windy City revisited

Windy City revisited

By | October 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm | One comment

Chicago beckoned... (In 2012, Chicago hosted 46.37 million international and domestic visitors, an overall visitation record. Chicago's culture includes contributions to the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music,...

Posted in: Extra Luggage, Featured

Occupy Gezi: All about love

Occupy Gezi: All about love

By | July 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments

I met them on June 2nd, second day of Occupy Gezi resistance in Izmir. Both were high school students, living in the suburbs, children of middle class families, attending comparatively decent schools. I met them on the street corner depicted in the picture. The city center...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

#Turkey: Stop lynching artists!

#Turkey: Stop lynching artists!

By | July 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments

During Occupy Gezi events in Istanbul, many artists took place in demonstrations which were held first to protest the demolishing of a public park near Taksim Square, but then elevated to a civil disobedience event throughout the country. (1) Memet Ali Alabora, prominent...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

Turkey: Redefining the public space, one piece at a time

By | July 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments

Republic of Turkey was founded on a vast space of historical heritage circa a century ago in Asia Minor. Connecting western and eastern hemispheres of civilizations, the region is the classical melting pot of different aspects of Hellenism, Roman might, Caucasian and Middle...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Minorities

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